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BWW Reviews: Film & Stage Make the Perfect Affair in Kneehigh's BRIEF ENCOUNTER
by Andrew White - Apr 02, 2014

Remember those sappy romances from the 1930's and 1940's? Think you've seen 'em all? Think you've seen enough of 'em, already? Guess again: England's Kneehigh Theater, currently in residence at the Landsburgh, breathes new life into the old genre, and not only makes them a joy to watch, they've managed a few technical marvels as well. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre Company to Present Kneehigh's BRIEF ENCOUNTER, 3/29-4/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre Company will present the international hit Brief Encounter as a part of its STC Presentation Series.This U.K. production comes to Washington, D.C. from Cornish theatre company Kneehigh on its acclaimed international tour. Brief Encounter has riveted audiences with its innovative blending of theatre and film mediums in England, Australia and New York and earned nominations for two Tony Awards: Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play and Best Sound Design of a Play. Adapted and directed by Kneehigh Joint Artistic Director and Deputy Chief Executive Emma Rice and originally commissioned and produced by David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers and Cineworld, Brief Encounter will run from March 29-April 13 at the Lansburgh Theatre (450 7th Street NW). (more...)

BWW Reviews: Staging Noel Coward's BRIEF ENCOUNTER Provides a Brand New Experience for Audiences at the Wallis Annenberg
by Don Grigware - Feb 21, 2014

Noel Coward's film Brief Encounter (1945) based on his 1936 play Still Life, is perhaps one of the finest movies ever made about illicit romance. Now the Kneehigh production from London, which played Broadway in 2010 to great acclaim, an event quite unlike any you will ever see, is being mounted at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts through March 23 with some of the original Broadway cast, including the remarkable Hannah Yelland as Laura. Wisely presented in one act without an interval, Brief Encounter never drags and retains a unique solidarity. (more...)

Broadway's Hannah Yelland and Tristan Sturrock Lead Kneehigh's BRIEF ENCOUNTER at the Wallis, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2014

The Broadway Cast - led by Hannah Yelland and Tristan Sturrock - will appear in the internationally celebrated Kneehigh production of Noel Coward's Brief Encounter, which will have a 43-performance limited engagement at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts today, February 15 to March 23, 2014 (press opening February 19). (more...)

Broadway's Hannah Yelland and Tristan Sturrock to Lead Kneehigh's BRIEF ENCOUNTER at the Wallis, Beg. 2/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

The Broadway Cast - led by Hannah Yelland and Tristan Sturrock - will appear in the internationally celebrated Kneehigh production of Noel Coward's Brief Encounter, which will have a 43-performance limited engagement at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts February 15 to March 23, 2014 (press opening February 19). Yelland and Sturrock are joined by fellow New York cast members Joe Alessi, Dorothy Atkinson, Damon Daunno, and Annette Laughlin. Musician David Brown appeared in the show in the UK and musician James Gow joins the company for The Wallis engagement. (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812's Nick Choksi
by BWW Staff - Nov 22, 2013

In this week's edition, we caught up with Nick Choksi, who is starring as 'Dolokhov' in Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812- currently playing at Kazino (259 West 45th Street). (more...)

BWW Reviews: BRIEF ENCOUNTER is a Winning Formula
by Barry Lenny - Sep 18, 2013

This is the tale of Laura Jesson, who gets a speck of coal dust in her eye whilst standing on the railway platform, and Alec Harvey, the handsome young doctor who administers first aid (more...)

Slavic Soul Party, No BS! Brass Band and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 6/30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2013

This week at Joe's Pub at the Public, June 24 through June 30, 2013, will feature: 2G: Sixteen Going on Seventeen, Nellie McKay, Philippe Quint, Michael Bacon: Downtown Express, The Gonzalo Gergara Quartet, The Impossible Girl, Global Noize: Sly Reimagined, JP Jofre Quintet, Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino, Slavic Soul Party, NY Theremin Society, Ryan Amador, No BS! Brass Band, Zoe Sarnak: A Lasting Impression, Davell Crawford, Brown Girls Burlesque, John Kelly: Rebel Songs, and Symphonic Sundays with Mother Falcon. Details below! (more...)

2G: SIXTEEN GOING ON SEVENTEEN Set for Joe's Pub Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2013

Victor Maog, Artistic Director of Second Generation (2g), a theatre company that puts Asian-American stories on the world stage, announced today that over 30 multi-ethnic artists will be featured in 2G: SIXTEEN GOING ON SEVENTEEN, which will play Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette Street, tonight, June 24, at 7pm. The event celebrates SECOND GENERATION (2g)'s 2012-13 season and introduces its commissioned writers. (more...)

2G: SIXTEEN GOING ON SEVENTEEN Set for Joe's Pub, 6/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2013

Victor Maog, Artistic Director of Second Generation (2g), a theatre company that puts Asian-American stories on the world stage, announced today that over 30 multi-ethnic artists will be featured in 2G: SIXTEEN GOING ON SEVENTEEN, which will play Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette Street,on Monday, June 24, at 7pm. The event celebrates SECOND GENERATION (2g)'s 2012-13 season and introduces its commissioned writers. (more...)

Ars Nova's ANT Fest Kicks Off Tonight with THOSE LOST BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2013

Ars Nova announces the lineup for its 6th Annual ANT Fest. This year's festival of All New Talent runs from today, June 3 - 29, featuring fresh new work from some of New York's most exciting emerging artists. From trapeze thrillers to hip-hop basketball musicals, 2013's ANT Fest heats up Ars Nova this summer with four weeks of comedy, music, theater and a fusion of all three you won't see anywhere else. (more...)

Kneehigh to Return to St. Ann's Warehouse with THE WILD BRIDE, 2/23-3/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2013

St. Ann's Warehouse welcomes back Kneehigh and director Emma Rice for the New York premiere of The Wild Bride. In this adaptation of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale 'The Girl Without Hands,' narrated by Satan himself, a father accidentally sells his daughter to the Devil. When our heroine cleverly escapes, a lyrical love story laced with devilish humor unfolds. The production features a bluegrass score by longtime Kneehigh composer Stu Barker, performed by live musicians and the cast. (more...)

Kneehigh Returns to St. Ann's Warehouse with THE WILD BRIDE, Now thru 3/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2013

St. Ann's Warehouse welcomes back Kneehigh and director Emma Rice for the New York premiere of The Wild Bride. In this adaptation of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale 'The Girl Without Hands,' narrated by Satan himself, a father accidentally sells his daughter to the Devil. When our heroine cleverly escapes, a lyrical love story laced with devilish humor unfolds. The production features a bluegrass score by longtime Kneehigh composer Stu Barker, performed by live musicians and the cast. (more...)

St. Ann's Warehouse Presents Kneehigh's THE WILD BRIDE, 2/23-3/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2013

St. Ann's Warehouse will welcome back Kneehigh and director Emma Rice for the New York premiere of The Wild Bride. In this adaptation of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale "The Girl Without Hands," narrated by Satan himself, a father accidentally sells his daughter to the Devil. When our heroine cleverly escapes, a lyrical love story laced with devilish humor unfolds. The production features a bluegrass score by longtime Kneehigh composer Stu Barker, performed by live musicians and the cast. (more...)

Kneehigh to Return to St. Ann's Warehouse with THE WILD BRIDE, 2/23-3/17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2013

St. Ann's Warehouse welcomes back Kneehigh and director Emma Rice for the New York premiere of The Wild Bride. In this adaptation of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale 'The Girl Without Hands,' narrated by Satan himself, a father accidentally sells his daughter to the Devil. When our heroine cleverly escapes, a lyrical love story laced with devilish humor unfolds. The production features a bluegrass score by longtime Kneehigh composer Stu Barker, performed by live musicians and the cast. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Trailer - Kneehigh's THE WILD BRIDE at Berkeley Rep
by Stage Tube - Jan 25, 2013

The hit that ran away with hearts last winter comes back for a honeymoon engagement in 2013: 26 hot dates with The Wild Bride. A splendid reception of ovations and rave reviews ensured that this enchanting Bride enjoyed a three-week extension of its original run. Now Kneehigh Theatre comes back to America for a three-week encore at Berkeley Repertory Theatre from tomorrow, January 26 to February 17, 2013. Don't miss this devilish mix of vivid music and sweet romance from Britain's extraordinary theatrical troupe. Watch a trailer for the production below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kneehigh's THE WILD BRIDE at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2013

The hit that ran away with hearts last winter comes back for a honeymoon engagement in 2013: 26 hot dates with The Wild Bride. A splendid reception of ovations and rave reviews ensured that this enchanting Bride enjoyed a three-week extension of its original run. Now Kneehigh Theatre comes back to America for a three-week encore at Berkeley Repertory Theatre from tomorrow, January 26 to February 17, 2013. Don't miss this devilish mix of vivid music and sweet romance from Britain's extraordinary theatrical troupe. Get a first look at the production in the photos below! (more...)

Ars Nova Presents UNCHARTED: THE SHAINA TAUB SONGBOOK Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2012

Ars Nova presents, as part of the UNCHARTED series, a concert performance of Shaina Taub's music, directed by Jordan Fein. The cast includes Alyse Alan Louis, Etai BenShlomo, Eli Bolin, Mike Brun, Heather Christian, Drew Citron, Jacob Colin Cohen, Clinton Curtis, Damon Daunno, Kate Ferber, Armand Hirsch, Leigh Jones, Andrew Lippa, Carrie Manolakos, Molly McAdoo, Grace McLean, Dave Melton, Benj Pasek, Lauren Pritchard, Meagan Reyes, Jean Rohe, Liana Stampur, Jay Stolar, Ali Stroker and Mary Testa (more...)

Ars Nova Presents UNCHARTED: THE SHAINA TAUB SONGBOOK, 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Dec 04, 2012

Ars Nova presents, as part of the UNCHARTED series, a concert performance of Shaina Taub's music, directed by Jordan Fein. The cast includes Alyse Alan Louis, Etai BenShlomo, Eli Bolin, Mike Brun, Heather Christian, Drew Citron, Jacob Colin Cohen, Clinton Curtis, Damon Daunno, Kate Ferber, Armand Hirsch, Leigh Jones, Andrew Lippa, Carrie Manolakos, Molly McAdoo, Grace McLean, Dave Melton, Benj Pasek, Lauren Pritchard, Meagan Reyes, Jean Rohe, Liana Stampur, Jay Stolar, Ali Stroker and Mary Testa (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Stars Belt It Out in RAZIA'S SHADOW Stage Debut at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2012

A slew of Broadway talent rocked songs from RAZIA'S SHADOW, the cult-sensation indie rock concept album, which made its stage debut at Joe's Pub November 28-29. Check out photos from the premiere below! (more...)

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